While the criminal justice system envisions the consequences of criminal
charges to eventually come to an end, for non-citizens, those consequences can
be life-changing and permanent. A panel of experienced professionals on the
front line of this crucial issue will offer practical advice from the
perspective of a prosecutor, defense attorney, immigration attorney and judge.
Panelists will address key issues and best practices for representing
non-citizens in the criminal justice system, including but not limited to:
- How to identify immigration pitfalls and advocate for resolutions
that keep families together, both in pre- and post-conviction
- A prosecutor's perspective on responding to
Padilla and 29D motions.
- The techniques and constraints with which immigration
counsel must contend when representing non-citizens facing criminal charges.
- Practical tips and insight from a leading trial court justice on effective
advocacy for prosecutors and defense counsel on post-conviction matters and
other issues unique to non-citizens involved in criminal courts as defendants,
victims and witnesses.
This program has been approved for 1 Adult Criminal Trial Panel/
Adult Criminal Appeals Panel/ YAD Trial Panel/ YAD Appeals Panel
AILA New England, Massachusetts Black Lawyers
Association (MBLA), and Massachusetts Association of Hispanic
Attorneys (MAHA) members can enjoy a special discounted rate of $25.
Please register by calling (617) 338-0530.
This session will be hosted using Zoom. Registration is required
by 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4, to participate in this program. After
you register with the MBA, please look for an email from MassBar
Education with the Webinar ID and Password. The email will be sent
before the program on May 4.